Review of the Year Part Six: GB team call up as students have a ball

Alex Bowman EMN-141218-165505001
Alex Bowman EMN-141218-165505001

June saw Caistor Grammar School students having a ball - literally, as they celebrated the end of their time at the top-scoring school.

And it was a time to celebrate for one former CGS student too.

Alex Bowman was called up to be part of the GB team at the Western Australian Tetrathlon Games in July.

Keeping on the sporting theme, Nettleton’s Jo Parsons joined 30,000 cyclists riding from London to Brighton.

And she raised £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation, in memory of her father John.

Concern over wind turbine plans continued to blow, with Rasen’s MP vowing to “call in the minister” should local planners back a wind turbine at South Kelsey.

An award-winning curry house was under threat of closure after it was found to be employing illegal workers.

A visit by HMRC discovered two illegal entrants to the UK and one male who had overstayed his permission working at The Gate of India in Market Rasen’s King Street.

Five people from the Rasen area faced jail for their part in a £5 million red diesel tax scam.

One of those was David Strachan, a Market Rasen town councillor until he resigned after being found guilty of conspiracy to evade payment; he was cleared of conspiracy to cheat the Revenue.

Meanwhile, top cop for West Lindsey, Inspector Simon Outen, warned criminals he would make their lives “hell”.

Lincolnshire Police were trying to target repeat offenders in a bid to further reduce crime

Town councillors had complained of too few police in the Rasen area, but were told resources were “commensurate” with its level of crime, which Inspector Outen described as “healthy”.